The Museum of American Finance recently hosted the “Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium.” We are pleased to announce that the symposium’s keynote address, by Lawrence Cunningham, is now available free for viewing on our YouTube channel.
The presentation is divided into five segments:
Lawrence Cunningham (Part 1): What Will Happen To Berkshire After Buffett?
When Warren Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 1965, it was a small textile company. Through a combination of value investing, exceptional management and savvy acquisitions, Buffett has transformed the firm into one of the most profitable, successful and highly-emulated corporations in American history. Please join the Museum of American Finance and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) for a full-day symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway.
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Lawrence Cunningham talks about the "Beauty & Blemishes" of Berkshire Hathaway. In his new book, "Berkshire Beyond Buffett" Mr. Cunningham explores how prepared Berkshire is for life without its legendary leaders Charlie & Warren. The book explores the benefits that Berkshire Hathaway has enjoyed with Warren & Charlie at the helm and the costs that must be addressed when they are gone.
Lawrence Cunningham (Part 2): The Beauty Of The Berkshire Model
Lawrence Cunningham (Part 3): The Blemishes Of The Berkshire Model
Lawrence Cunningham (Part 4) : Question & Answer Session 1
Lawrence Cunningham (Part 5): Question & Answer Session 2
Those new to Berkshire will find all parts of the address to be educational and informative. Aficionados will be particularly interested in Cunningham's critique of "Berkshire's Blemishes," in Part 3. This includes prescriptions for modifying Berkshire, both now and especially when Warren Buffett leaves the scene.
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